Robinette, Rose, Green and Sutorius Put Their Faith in Savannah Disputation at Old Globe

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Old Globe Theatre's new production Evan Smith's comedy about faith, religion and intolerance, The Savannah Disputation, will feature Nancy Robinette and Robin Pearson Rose as Roman Catholic sisters confronted by a Pentacostal missionary played by Kimberly Parker Green.

The San Diego, CA, production, directed by Kim Rubinstein, will play the San Diego Museum of Art's James S. Copley Auditorium Sept. 26–Nov. 1.

James Sutorius plays Father Murphy, the sisters' priest, who is invited to a meal to help discredit their fundamentalist visitor.

The West Coast premiere of the play, previously seen Off-Broadway, opens Oct. 1.

According to Old Globe, "The Savannah Disputation is a contemporary comedy about two Catholic spinsters: the good-natured, sometimes susceptible Margaret and the no-nonsense, always spirited Mary. When Margaret welcomes a door-to-door Pentecostal missionary into their home her conviction begins to waver. Mary quickly hatches a plan to bring her sister back into the fold by inviting their unsuspecting parish priest to dinner, leading to a theological showdown about the true meaning of faith."

Smith's The Savannah Disputation enjoyed a successful run at New York's Playwrights Horizons, as did his previous plays, Psych and The Uneasy Chair. His other works include Servicemen and Daughters of Genius. His TV pilot, "Debs," was a part of Naked TV, produced by Fox TV/Naked Angels. Smith is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the recipient of a Whiting Award. The creative team includes Deb O (scenic design), Judith Dolan (costume design), Alan Burrett (lighting design), Paul Peterson (sound design) and Anjee Nero (stage manager).

Green previously appeared at the Globe in All's Well That Ends Well, Romeo & Juliet, Measure for Measure and The Two Gentlemen of Verona and received her MFA from The Old Globe/University of San Diego. Nancy Robinette (Mary) is making her Globe debut. Her Off-Broadway credits include Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Give Me Your Answer Do! and Finally Flannery. Rose (Margaret) is an Old Globe associate artist and has appeared in the Globe productions of Vincent in Brixton, All My Sons (Best Actress, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award), Da, Voir Dire, Dancing at Lughnasa, Wonderful Tennessee and Remembrance. Her Broadway credits include Holiday and The Visit. James Sutorius has been seen at the Globe in The Price, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2007 Best Actor, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award) and Lincolnesque (2006 Best Featured Actor, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award). On Broadway, he has appeared in The Farnsworth Invention, Conversations with My Father, The Changing Room, Hamlet and The Cherry Orchard.

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

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